27/04/2022 - 27/05/2022

New Work - Sculpture & Installation

Rafał Zajko - Song to the Siren

Cooke Latham Gallery is delighted to announce Song to the Siren, a solo exhibition by Polish artist Rafał Zajko.

The title of Zajko’s exhibition, Song to the Siren, brings with it a host of associations, from classical mythology where hybrid creatures lured sailors to their death, to the civil defence siren alerting whole communities to a potential threat.

At the core of Rafał Zajko’s practice lies a belief in science-fiction as inherently queer, an arena of otherness in which alternate futures and belief systems can be imagined and explored. In Song to the Siren the gallery becomes a forum in which unexplained action is ever-present. Punctuated by a series of intricate individual works the space nonetheless performs as a unit. The wall-hung works are embedded in a comprehensive, machine-like design that mimics a circuit board or control panel. The sculptures are sensory; they emit steam and smoke, some exude light; red, amber, green and blue.


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